Have you ever wanted to ask for help but stopped yourself because you worry that you should already know the answer? Synergy Client Solutions has some confidence boosting tips when asking for advice.
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s investigation into one of the most dramatic cases of incompetence in history, the Bernie Madoff fraud fiasco, revealed a culture of “unseasoned people uncertain about what to do and unwilling to ask for help.” Whilst Synergy Client Solutions is aware that your problems might not have billion pound repercussions, that doesn’t mean they aren’t important to your business.
The first thing that Synergy Client Solutions encourages you to remember is, when the stakes are high you’re going to look far more stupid getting it wrong than you are asking for help. Asking for advice actually demonstrates how clever you are, showing that you’ve got excellent judgement and have recognised what you do and don’t know. You show people that you’re not willing to waste time searching around yourself and would prefer to get straight to the point and get it right first time!
When asking for help Synergy Client Solutions recommends that you start your request with what you already know. That way that you show the person that you’ve made an effort to understand the situation and you also give them an idea of the parts of the puzzle that you’ve already figured out. They can avoid covering unnecessary ground and get straight to the point.
You should always give an opinion on what you’re thinking of doing. That way you can ask for guidance, advice and direction on what the best route to take is. Managing director of Synergy Client Solutions Ben Jeanes recommends that you, “suggest possible options rather than declaring outright that you don’t know what you’re doing. You might well be on the right path, and you also show them that you’re trying to come up with a solution.”
Be specific about the advice that you want. It may be that the person you speak to can’t give you a full answer themselves. It would be better for them refer you to someone else who has encountered the same problem before. The more general you are in your request the more general your answer is going to be.
Synergy Client Solutions believes that these steps will give you the confidence to ask for help rather than suffer in silence. You might prevent the collapse of the banking system as well!